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      We The People: Community Rights Weekend Training in Asheville

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      August 11, 2017

      Friday   6:00 PM

      39 South Market Street
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      We The People: Community Rights Weekend Training

      Join us for an incredibly empowering weekend workshop with Paul Cienfuegos as we learn to dismantle corporate rule and assert our right to protect ourselves from destructive corporate activities! Paul Cienfuegos has been leading this workshop intensive since 1998 across the US and Canada. His desire is to focus the workshop towards the specific needs of YOUR community.We the People are more powerful than we dare to believe. For almost two centuries now, since large corporations started to win Constitutional so-called “rights” in 1819, We the People have been slowly forgetting who We are. And forgetting that the American revolutionaries who founded our nation designed corporations as a subordinate legal fiction, chartered to serve a specific public need and to cause no harm. How far we have strayed from that reality! But it doesn’t have to be that way.If we relearn our history, if we understand again that corporations were designed to serve us, not to rule us, in this “democratic republic”, then we can reclaim our sovereignty. Once we understand this, the sky’s the limit. We can rein in corporate constitutional “rights” as have more than 200 communities in nine states. We can get back to governing ourselves, collectively determining what a majority of us wants, in this nation founded on the principle of majority rule.What would this look like at the municipal or county level? What do the majority of local residents want regarding water and air quality, land use, cell phone towers, food safety, big box and chain stores, forest health, etc? And is your local government prepared to stand tall with that majority when push comes to shove?Since 1999, 200 communities in nine states have passed legally groundbreaking locally-enforceable Community Rights laws which…These laws have banned fracking and oil drilling, water withdrawal for bottling, toxic sludge dumping on farmland, corporate-managed infrastructure, unsustainable energy development, and more. 95% of these laws have never been challenged in court.The workshop includes a series of history and strategy presentations, as well as numerous opportunities for focused discussions and small and large group exercises. discover what previous workshop participants have to say about Paul’s groundbreaking weekend workshop go here. would also like to see representaives of a diverse array of organizations and movements attend. These representatives can then bring what they learn back to their communities! Our total costs are close to $2050 and the maximum number of participants is 30. That's an average of $69 per person. Given that we most likely will not sell out, we've made the sliding scale is $50-$150. Please contribute what you can and support those who need to contribute less. Please check with your group and purchase your ticket right away!

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